The well-known NA-based organization 100 Thieves has made their return to the Call of Duty League with a brand new name and team. Debuting a black-and-red color combination, the “Los Angeles Thieves” will be a 2021 league participant in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The announcement was made with a video through the team’s official Twitter account a little over two hours ago. In the video, LA Thieves’ owner Nadeshot wakes up in the middle of the night and heads out to the club’s office. Two members of the team’s current roster, SlasheR and Kenny, join Nadeshot later in the clip before the LA Thieves’ logo is shown at the end. OpTic Gaming’s former CoD player Muddawg also plays his part in the trailer as the General Manager of Los Angeles Thieves.
The team features 4 players in the roster right now, including a sub. Kenny “Kenny” Williams, Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat and Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly will be starters while Zack “Drazah” Jordan will be joining them as a substitute.
100 Thieves first entered the Call of Duty scene in 2016. However, the team was disbanded, and Nadeshot left the CoD scene following the season in which they placed 17th-20th. But the break didn’t last so long. In 2018, 100 Thieves rejoined the CoD League with Fero, Kenny, Octane, SlasheR and Enable in the roster. Nadeshot and his team managed to reach the crowns in CWL London 2019 and CWL Anaheim 2019. Even though they had sufficient success last year, 100 Thieves didn’t spotlight in the new Call of Duty League in 2020.
The situation is changed this year according to an interview with Nadeshot in The Verge:
“For the last year, we’ve just felt a gap, or a hole, at the core of our community. It didn’t feel right, after winning two major championships, to be not a part of Call of Duty in some way. We had to get back. The opportunity was right. LA is the market we want to be in.” He said.
The future of Call of Duty League 2021 Season is still unknown due to the pandemic. But you don’t have to be a psychic to guess that if the conditions remain the same, the league will be held all-online like the majority of the 2020 Season.